I am born and raise in Northeast Ohio and have been creating art ever since I could hold a crayon. After attending Kent State University, where I studied graphic design and art history, I decided to pursue my passion for art working as a freelance artist painting murals for homes and businesses as well as commissioned artwork. I specialize in acrylic paintings both abstract and detailed. I love creating art that will out live me, inspire people and make others feel good.
I have had the opportunity to combine work and travel which has allowed me to be a part of many different events along the west coast and in the islands of Hawaii. I feel it is important to support others artists and give back to the community in any way that I can. Some of the most satisfying times in my life as an artist have been when I was involved with fundraisers and art auctions that helped to better others lives who needed the help the most.
I am most inspired by other artists who are also following their passion for the arts. Music, yoga, travel and people watching are some my favorite things to do when I am not painting.
Last year I decided to put some of my artwork designs on kids t-shirts and it has really taken off. Green Grom Clothing & Design is now available online and at local farmers markets on Oahu. You can check it out at www.greengrom.com
Some of the events that I have had the privilege to be a part of are:
RAW Las Vegas "Kaleidoscope" Showcase Featured Artist - June 2013
Top 5 Nominee Runner-Up for RAW Natural Born Visual Artist Las Vegas RAWards - 2013
Art for Autism - Skateboard Project; City of the World Art Gallery Las Vegas - 2013
Art 4 NF Art Auction for the Hope Organization - 2013
The Chocolate & Art Show Los Angeles - 2013
Featured artist at the Joseph Watson Gallery in Las Vegas January 2014
Artwork appearance on the A&E television show Bad Ink 2014
RAW San Diego "Awakening" Showcase Featured Artist - February 2014
Winning Artist of the Flora Hawaii Juried Art Show on the Big Island of Hawaii - December 2014